A man has been charged with murder after a man died following an assault at a care home in Wickford.

Essex Police were called shortly before 7pm on Thursday, July 2, with reports a man, aged in his 60s, had been assaulted at Longcroft care home, in Swan Lane.

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Despite efforts of paramedics, the man sadly died.

Jay Turner, 43 of Swan Lane, Wickford, has been charged with murder.

He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court this morning.